Beth P.

asked • 04/29/19

At what rate is the water level rising?

A swimming pool is 20 m long, 5 meters wide, has sides in the shape of a right triangle, and slopes downward so that it is 4 meters deep at the deep end.

Water is being pumped into the pool at 2m^3 / min. At what rate is the water level rising when the water is 1 meter high at the deep end?

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John R. answered • 04/29/19

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John R.

I put in a diagram, but for some reason, it was flipped 90 degrees when I posted my answer, and the spacing for it got all messed up. (???) So I just deleted it. But from the side view of the pool one sees a right triangle with a hypotenuse that is the bottom of the pool, and a water line parallel to the top of the pool.


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